20. Resolving and Visualizing Irregular Heartbeats Measured by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance

Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common irregularity of heartbeats. It can cause significant symptoms and impair heart function. Its irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm can lead to blood clots that cause stroke or heart attack, especially as the patient ages. The irregularity of heartbeats has prevented visualization of the heart using […]

21. Number of Prescription Drugs and Overall Survival in Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Introduction: Assessment of comorbidities is essential to clinical research and predicts adverse events and death. Prescription medications could be a tool for predicting risk independent of the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Additionally, clinicians have access to prescription medication lists, facilitating assessment of comorbidities. Methods: Retrospective study conducted of US Veterans treated for metastatic castrate resistant […]

22. Medication Hoarding: Associated Risk Factors for Older Adults with Family Caregivers in the US and Ireland

Introduction: Medication hoarding is an important health risk factor (Sorenson et al., 2005). In addition, hoarding is related to falls and injuries (Wick & Zanni, 2011) and may be particularly concerning in a community-dwelling older population (Dozier, Porter, & Ayers, 2016).  Individuals with complex medication regimens who require assistance from family caregivers may be at […]

23. Subgroup Identification Based on Mixed Model for Repeated Measures for Alzheimer Disease Trial

Introduction: Many studies have shown that the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) varies substantially from patient to patient. It is important to identify subpopulations who may benefit from the investigational treatment. Subgroup identification can help clinicians select patients who are most likely to have a positive response to a treatment. It may also inform the […]